Here is the link to the route for the runs. Click Here
The 10.55k runners do one loop, the 21.1k runners do 2 loops and the 5K runners go South on the beach, so 1.75 km then come back to the start line and finish 3.5K and then go northwards 0.75k and do a U turn and return to complete their 5k
This entire route is on the flat hard packed sand beach at Kihim during low tide - the cut off time for the Half Marathon is 3 hrs.
The runs start and finish at the scenic Kihim beach just outside Sagarika Beach Resort
This is not a chip timed run but you will get your timing at the finish line on your certificate. Gun start.
Getting to Kihim: The best way is to take a Catamaran from Gateway of India to Mandwa with a connecting
bus to Chondhi (around 8km away from Mandwa)
Maldar Catamarans Daily from Gateway of India at 8:30/ 10:45/ 1:15/ 3:30 and 6:00
Ajanta daily from Gateway of India at 6:15 am/ 7:00/ 9:15/10:00/ 11:15 and 12 noon. 2pm, 3pm,4pm, 4:30pm and 5pm
There are 3 cottages and 3 rooms at Sagarika (which we have booked) which are basic but Gorgeous - because these are the only rooms of any accommodation on the beach. Also the most convenient for the start. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information and account details for payment - There are 3 bed, 4 bed and 5 bed rooms for 5500, 6500 and 7000 respectively for accommodation only.
Check out our travel and stay partner ISTAYSPORTY for great quality and value for other accommodation in and around Kihim. Lots of quaint places around.
Link up with fellow participants and train and travel together. Meet up with others who stay close to you and run together even after this event. Click on the facebook event page
Run Safe: Running is a fun activity but running in a race, like engagement in any activity, also comes with attendant risks, which you should be aware of, and only then enter.
If you are running the half marathon- prepare well, for running in the warmth and humidity and on hard sand. We want you to be safe.
We want you to have fun and stay safe, and you need to do your bit towards that.
The runs are organised by runners for runners. Experience the thrill of a lifetime as you cross the finish line.
The course is flat, scenic and along the beach and well supported. The Half Marathon will stay open for 3 hours from 5:00 am onwards and with Sports Drinks, Water, Basic Primary Health Care and our enthusiastic volunteer support.
An attractive medal, certificate with timing (non chip) for each finisher of the Half Marathon and 10.55k at the finish line.
The runs will start and finish at Kihim beach where there is some parking space for those of you driving in via Panvel and Pen. If you are coming in from Mumbai we recommend you take the ferry from Gateway of India on Friday or Saturday and the connecting bus to Chondhi and walk or take a rickshaw for the final 2km. Lots of small places to stay at Kihim. Lots of places also at Alibag which is 12 km away - we recommend first trying out stays at Kihim - more convenient and better experience
There are last week and last day tips to runners available at Keen Runner
The final 3 weeks: Check out the last 3 week schedule at one of the training programs on our site which suits your level of training and your goals.Remember – train well and you will finish smiling. All the very best and congratulations on your decision.
Train well for what could be your fastest run of the season.
THIS IS A RUN ON THE FLAT SANDY HARD PACK BEACH AT LOW TIDE WHERE MANY DO THEIR FASTEST RUN
Participants need to be at least 5 years old for the 5km run
Participants need to be at least 12 years old for the 10.55 km run
Participants need to be at least 18 years old for the Half Marathon
Please book accommodation AT KIHIM for the most convenient and happy experience
Race packets MUST be picked up at expo in person, else by any representative with your race details
Best to come in person to also get familiar with the location, parking and anything else you may need
Connect early with others on the facebook events page to train together and travel/ stay together
No race packet pick up on race day. Race packs and bib numbers have to be picked up at the expo on the day before the run in this boutique race
Plan to be at the start at least 30 minutes before the start of the race as the races start on time and there is a gun start for your manual timing.
Certificates and medals must be collected at the finish line
No refunds of registration amount or transfer of registration
In the remote case of the run being canceled due to reasons of State or Nature, beyond the control of the organisers, there will be no refund of the registration amount
NO BIB PICK UP MEANS NO RUN - NO MEDAL - NO CERTIFICATE
The Health Care medical team, water, sports drinks and check points will be there – we want you safe and injury free with treatment close at hand if required. (see the map). Please call for aid if you ever do feel dizzy or unsteady.
Each runner will get a running T Shirt
Bib pick up will be on Sat Mar 17th between 10am and 3pm at Ocean View Resort at Kihim Beach 10km before Alibag - you can look it up on Google Maps.
If you are planning to run, block off some time for coming to the expo in person - you will get to know the way to the race location and will also meet several other runners and make new friends. Please do not attempt to come in from Mumbai or Pune on the morning of the race or late Sat evening. You will be missing the point of coming to this location. It's gorgeous at sundown
There will be a sea breeze.Come prepared to stay a while and also take in some history and some lazing around - we have a great cool tub organised for all of you - The Arabian Sea
This is a beautiful and a different run on the flat, hard packed beach of Kihim, 10km before Alibag, at low tide. This is not a chip timed run but you will get your timing, perhaps your season's best, at the finish line on your certificate. Gun start.
Registration Fee incl of 18% GST
18th Mar 2018, 05:30 AM
Delightful beach run into the dawn. Spot regn on 17th Mar at Sagarika Resort/ Ocean View, Kihim beach 11am-3pm @2500 at race pack pick up time
18th Mar 2018, 06:00 AM
Delightful beach run into the dawn. Spot regn on 17th Mar at Sagarika Resort/Ocean View, Kihim beach 11am-3pm @2000 at race pack pick up time
18th Mar 2018, 06:15 AM
Delightful beach run into the dawn. Spot regn on 17th Mar at Sagarika Resort/Ocean View, Kihim beach 11am-3pm @1500 at race pack pick up time